Another new clone in Co Down, Northern Ireland
Hello Chris, you might remember me contacting you a couple of years ago regarding the Tea House Build. Well I went ahead with the project which was completed in three months. ( all my own work ) Did not follow your plans perfectly but I think it worked out reasonably well. All mortise and tenon joints were pegged in the traditional way.
Electricity and water were also installed. Pebble garden and pond with a waterfall have been included although it cannot be seen for the snow and is still being developed. Various size large diameter Bamboo Cane arrived recently and I hope to have fence style structure built this summer and guttering has to be completed as well.
My wife’s Sogetsu flower arranging members had a ‘Tea Ceremony’ to officially open the Tea House. ( see the attached image with her friend Umi in full dress who now lives in Northern Ireland )
With the heavy snow recently my wife took this photograph and I thought you might like to see as it looked rather attractive. We intend to use it for a Christmas card this year.
I kept a photographic record of the entire build and my wife is giving a talk to her local gardening club later this year on this ‘Japanese style’ part of the garden.
Thank you for giving me the inspiration to attempt this project.
Laurence Kirk ( GI4MMJ )
Congratulations Laurence - it looks beautiful! Chris